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  • Verlorene Ganthipadas zum buddhistischen Ordensrecht Untersuchungen zu den in der Vajirabuddhitika zitierten Kommentaren Dhammasiris und Vajirabuddhisby Petra Kieffer-Pülz

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 230.19

    Der in Pali verfasste buddhistische Kanon der Theravada-Schule ist durchgängig durch Pali-Kommentare (Atthakatha, 5./ 6. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erläutert, die ihrerseits durch Subkommentare (Tika, ca. 11./ 13. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erklärt werden. Eine Kommentarklasse zwischen diesen beiden bilden die Ganthipadas (ca. 5./ 6.-12./ 13. Jahrhundert n.... more...

  • What the Buddha Taughtby Walpola Rahula

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 12.99

    This clear and informative guide draws on the words spoken by the Buddha to convey the true nature of Buddhist wisdom. It also features an illustrative section of texts from the Suttas and the Dhammapada, a glossary of Buddhist terms and an up-to-date bibliography. more...

  • Nobody Homeby Gary Snyder; Julia Martin

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. Over this period many things changed decisively—globally, locally, and in their personal lives—and these changing conditions provide the back story for a long conversation.... more...

  • Happinessby Matthieu Ricard

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 7.28

    Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness... more...

  • Ist japanischer Buddhismus wirklich Buddhismus?by Maxim Asjoma

    Traugott Bautz 2011; US$ 15.41

    Der westliche Blick auf Japan ist oft von Faszination, Neugier und Bewunderung gefärbt. Wieso auch nicht? Schließlich bietet der Ferne Osten eine reichhaltige und fremde Kulturlandschaft, exotische Speisen und elaborierte Rituale selbst im Alltag. Auch in Hinsicht auf die religiöse Sphäre ist es nicht verwunderlich, von Fremdheit und Faszination zu... more...

  • The Khotanese Sudhan?vad?naby Matteo de Chiara

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 47.13

    The <i>Sudhanavadana</i> is a 10th-century poem written in Khotanese, a Middle Iranian Language spoken in Central Asia and used to compile Buddhist works. The agreeable tale relates a previous life of Buddha: that of prince Sudhana and his wife, the fairy princess Manohara. At the core of the work is Sudhana?s journey in search of his lost... more...

  • Der Buddhismus in Süd- und Südostasienby Heinz Bechert; Ernst Steinkellner

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 30.15

    Der Buddhismus hat sich im Laufe seiner langen Geschichte über den größten Teil von Süd-, Südost-, Zentral- und Ostasien ausgebreitet und ist bis heute in vielen Ländern Asiens die bedeutendste Religion geblieben. In dieser Vielfalt von Kulturen hat sich der Buddhismus dank seiner großen Anpassungsfähigkeit entwickeln und erhalten können. So sucht... more...

  • Why Buddhism?by Vicki Mackenzie

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 24.50

    A series of in-depth accounts exploring the lives and spiritual journeys of fifteen western Buddhists - from the famous to the ordinary. Why Buddhism? is a series of interviews through which Vicki McKenzie (author of Cave in the Snow ) explores the reason for Buddhism's growing appeal in western society. more...

  • Buddhism in World Culturesby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    A comprehensive overview of modern Buddhism across cultures, showing how this ancient religion has adapted to recent social and political change. more...

  • Serene Compassionby Denise Lardner Carmody; John Tully Carmody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99

    This overview and evaluation of Buddhist thought and practice examines concepts from a Christian perspective. It focuses on Buddhist ideas of holiness and how they compare to similar values in Christianity. more...